By The Evening Sun
Several area students participated in Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week at Lycoming College and Pennsylvania College of Technology, both in Williamsport, Pa., sponsored by area businesses and organizations this summer.
PFEW is designed to give today's youth a better understanding of the free enterprise system and how businesses operate and succeed with it. When a student arrives at PFEW, he or she is put into an imaginary company with approximately 16 to 18 other students. These companies spend their week as part of a new management team where they name a new company which produces anything from cellular phones or backpacks to toothbrushes or skateboards. This new management team makes decisions on the cost of their product, the amount to spend on marketing, budgets for production, research and development, stock offerings and market strategies. The company also puts together an advertising campaign completing the decision-making that managing a business typically demands.
More than 200 business professionals donated their time and expertise to PFEW by volunteering as either a company advisor, a speaker or a judge.
Area students who participated were:
Bermudian Springs High School: Alexa Frey and Luke Wilkins ;
Gettysburg Area High School: James Hendrie ;
Littlestown Senior High School: Savannah Parrott ;
New Oxford Senior High School: Jack Clark, Kaitlyn Norman, Nick Penner, Sarah Bodvin, Locan Collado, Ashley Groft, Kaitlin Mock, Benson Sherman and Madison Stockton ;
South Western High School: Kayla Hunt, Paige Wildasin, Brandon Arbogast, Brooklyn Bahlow, Jake Donovan, Katie Dunnock, Katelyn Ensor, Savannah Piecuch-Poole, Amberlynn Somoza and Daniel Zalewski III .
Joins University Singers
Daniel Nazaruk of Spring Grove has been named to Bob Jones University's University Singers, BJU's largest choral organization which is also known as the freshman choir. Nazaruk is a freshman majoring in piano pedagogy.
Enrolls at Eckerd
Benjamin Kroll of Gettysburg has enrolled at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. Kroll is among 500-plus new students at Eckerd for the fall 2013 term.